Liverpool’s offer to Gavi is considerably more than Barcelona’s, according to reports. Four times as high, in fact.
This comes from La Porteria. The Catalonian football show claims an exclusive on Gavi’s contract situation as Barcelona frantically try to renew his deal.
The 17-year-old exploded onto the scene last season, quickly becoming one of the world’s most promising young players. His rapid rise has left Barcelona in an awkward position, however, as he only has one year left on his contract.
Thus Gavi isn’t on much money right now but is immediately asking for a significant pay rise. The report details exactly what he wants.
Gavi wants to renew with Barcelona and is after a four-year deal. It’s a deal that would see his wage gradually increase – starting at €4m (£3.4m) in the first year, €5m (£4.25m) in the second and €6m (£5.1m) in the third. The fourth year would then depend on performance bonuses.
It is quite unquestionably a deal that benefits Barcelona and is entirely structured to make it as easy on the club as possible. Yet their offer to Gavi is reportedly €2m per year – around £1.7m.
Two Premier League clubs also want Gavi and have made it known to the player. Liverpool are one of those and their offer is €9m per year – £7.6m.
Liverpool’s offer to Gavi is considerable
We thought the chances of this one happening were done – but we had no idea that the difference between the offers was so large. If La Porteria are accurate, Barcelona are nowhere near getting Gavi to re-sign with them.
Liverpool, then, have a genuine chance of making something happen. We do wonder if they’ll need to wait until 2023 when his contract expires, though. You can’t call Barcelona’s offer ‘insulting’ but the teenager would need to sacrifice a lot of money to remain at Camp Nou. That could turn things into a game of chicken as his contract winds down.